A good way to see if you'd like to be a farmer is to speak with some experienced farmers. Look for farmers that are doing the type of farming you'd like to do and ask them if they'd mind spending some time with you to answer some of your questions. There's no better way to find out what it's really like, and to get very helpful advice.
University is a fantastic way to study agriculture, economics and business management. Today's farmer is an entrepreneur, and knowing agricultural business is very important. Farmers need to know how to survive, and if you would like to take it further than the farm-labour stage, then education in all aspects of farming is needed.
Another way to gain knowledge of farming is to become an apprentice. Offer your services as a farm hand. This is an excellent way to acquire knowledge for free and to gain invaluable experience.
What are Farmers like?
Based on our pool of users, farmers tend to be predominately investigative people.
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Farmers by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 972 Sokanu users
Are Farmers happy?
careers. Overall they rank in the 73rd percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Farmer Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Farmers
The most common degree held by farmers is Biology.
2% of farmers had a degree in biology before becoming farmers. That is over 0 times the average across all careers.
Environmental Science graduates are the second most common among farmers, representing 1% of farmers in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.4 times the average.
Farmer Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Farmer, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.